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Jon Hyman
Get Rid of At-Will Employment? Give Me a Break!

On Donna Ballman's blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home , she argues for a radical change to at-will employment. She believes that unemployment hearing officers should have the power to reinstate, with back pay, anyone fired without just cause...

Donna Ballman
A Simple Solution To Unjust At-Will Laws

Most employers can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. As I say in my upcoming book, that means they can fire you because they didn't like your shoes that day. Or, as it turns out, the color of your shirt . The law definitely needs...

Jon Hyman
Disturbing Study About the (Mis)Use of Employers’ Confidential Information

Here's the good news: According to a recent survey conducted by FileTrek , 79% of Americans believe that removing confidential files from the office is grounds for termination. Here's the bad news: 90% think that employees do it anyway. What...

Eric Meyer
Employment Discrimination by the Numbers: Foreign Edition

Now in autotune . (Betcha didn't expect that). Yesterday, we were rapping (without the benefit of autotune) about immigration status and unlawful discrimination and concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit...

Jon Hyman
NLRB Administrative Law Judge Splits the Baby in Ruling on a Social Media Policy

Anytime any piece of the NLRB takes action with regard to an employer's social media policy, it's newsworthy (even if you're getting tired of reading about it). Such is the case with G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. (3/29/12) [pdf] , decided...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Employers Who Demand Facebook Passwords. Oy Vey.

Employers who require job-seekers to turn over their Facebook passwords remain a mystery to me. Really, what are they thinking? As if the potential negative publicity alone is not enough of a deterrent, you'd think that employers would be aware...